Friday Happy Hour — The Pear Sling

If being out of work has any advantages, one of them is that Happy Hour always starts on time.

I know I lot of people don’t like the taste of different whiskeys – I used to be one of them.  And I have to admit that I really don’t dig the taste of a Manhattan (classic drink that it is…).   If you’re in my camp, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy whiskey, bourbon and rye – and today’s drink is a perfect example.

The Pear Sling

2 oz rye (or bourbon)
2 oz. pear nectar*
¼ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lemon juice

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously (which will produce a light foam) and strain into a cocktail glass – garnish with a little sprinkle of nutmeg.  That's right, nutmeg.  Just do it.

This drink is one of those that goes down verrrrrry easily – almost too easily.

*I use Kern’s which I can find in the grocery store

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11 thoughts on “Friday Happy Hour — The Pear Sling

  1. This sounds great. I think I can pull this off, and I even have some pears that are starting to look a little ripe. I bet they would be perfect blended first. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Looks and sounds lovely. I do enjoy the taste of whiskey and bourbon. Masha turned me on to single malt. I do not come from whiskey drinkers (vodka is the choice of true alkies) nor are my friends in the states. (You must have the zinfandel with that dish….did you taste last year's chardonay? Riesling with chicken? That is a dessert wine. with affected snobbery). (That last one does not include my beloved beer drinking friends.) Try GlendonRoach 15 years old, which has been "revived", or for fun, Laphroaig 2001. If you can pronounce it, you can drive.

  3. Yes — there is the distinction between "whisky" — Scot single malts — and "whiskey" — what gets made in Tennessee. I made that mistake once to a single-malt aficionado. Once.I like me a single-malt, but tend to Dalwhinnie, Balvenie, Springbank and Talisker. Laphroig is WAY too peaty for me… :)

  4. I didn't used to like Manhattans either until I started making them with orange bitters, still not my favorite drink but much more pallateable to me.My cabinet is lacking bourbon & rye at the moment, I need to fix that.

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